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Ancient wax: It came from bees!
Beeswax from honeycombs is found in 50 ancient cooking pots throughout Europe. That means honey. Good news for the sweet tooth! More
Atlantic cod: Decline mirrors warming sea
30 years of warming parallels 30 years of decline: Is regulating fishing enough to save the cod? More
Male contraceptive: One step ahead
Nobody has shown an effective, reversible contraception for men. Using on-the-market meds, that goal has now been reached. More
California’s drought: Blame it on soaring demand for water
Rains will return, but California's drought is permanent. More conservation is the only escape. More
Danger: Life without vaccine
Vaccines. Gene-modified food. Climate. We're awash in science skeptics. Is this an anti-science mood, or something more complicated? More
Body-cams: Solution to police-civilian violence?
In the aftermath of the video-taped death of Eric Garner at the hands of the NYPD, we look at the effect of cameras on policing. More
Happy holidays: Inventions we need now!
Check out these over-the-horizon advances in antibiotics, energy, health and freshwater. More
Bankers: dishonest when banking is on their minds?
A study that looks at implicit associations finds that raising the “salience” of banking causes a dip in honesty among bankers. More
Seeds of dilemma: Who owns the genes that fill the stomach?
Some seed corn is covered by 30 patents. Three firms dominate corn and soybean seed producers, and patents are moving faster into More
You don’t miss your water — till it turns toxic
Excess phosphorus fuels growth of dangerous cyanobacteria that make a range of toxins. Control efforts have focused on sewage treatment More
Planet discoveries boost LifeSearch 2.0
How is the Curiosity rover after one year on Mars? How are we faring in the search for life? More
Amphibian decline: Frogs fight back!
Climate change and disease causing amphibian extinctions? One recent success story: frogs fight back! More
Hurricanes, typhoons moving away from equator
As the globe warms, a sophisticated analysis of satellite records shows that tropical cyclones are moving away from the equator, as More
Tornadoes strike again. How do they work?
How do tornadoes derive so much power from the air? What good are tornado watches? Will predictions improve? Can you build a safe room More